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Friday Mar 08, 2019

Less than a month left to submit 2018 MIPS data

How you performed under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018 may affect your Medicare payments in 2020. But you only have a few weeks more to tell the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services how you did.

The data submission period for Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for most physicians ends at 8 p.m. EDT on April 2. For users submitting data through the CMS Web Interface, the deadline is even shorter, ending at 8 p.m. EDT on March 22.

To submit data, log in to the Quality Payment Program website(qpp.cms.gov). This will also allow you to review data you already entered or inspect information reported on your behalf by a third party intermediary, such as Medicare Part B claims processed by your Medicare Administrative Contractor. Data cannot be resubmitted after the submission period closes.

To sign in to the QPP site, you’ll need your user ID and password and access to your organization. If you’ve never signed in before or don’t have an account that lets you submit QPP data, you’ll need to create an account one. Review the QPP Access User Guide(links.govdelivery.com) and click “Register” on the sign in page. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible to participate in the QPP, you can check your eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Tool(qpp.cms.gov).

To learn more about how to submit data, review the 2018 MIPS data submission FAQs(links.govdelivery.com), User Guide(links.govdelivery.com), and video series available in the QPP Resource Library(qpp.cms.gov). If you have questions about how to submit your 2018 MIPS data, you can also contact the QPP by phone at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222) or by email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. Your can also contact your local technical assistance organization(qpp.cms.gov).

– Kent Moore, Senior Strategist for Physician Payment at the American Academy of Family Physicians

Posted at 04:00PM Mar 08, 2019 by Kent Moore

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